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Dear Residents,

Over the last several years, I have placed considerable resources in making sure we are engaged in the best practices as a police department. In light of recent events and to promote transparency, I have listed several critical policies and procedures that represent the most pressing concerns of our citizens below. These policies, were originally issued in 2013 but have been examined and constantly revised as we move forward with maintaining operations that are consistent with community desires. These policies and procedures represent the best practices in policing today, and are a product of a collaborative effort with many organizations throughout our region and country.  These policies are a small sample of the directives and general orders that are issued in our department. I am confident that you will find these policies and procedures to be helpful and informative.

When General Orders are approved, they are delivered to our officers electronically. After reading them, officers must sign copies of the orders and are then prompted to take a test to ensure that they have full understanding of each order. The orders that I have included are:

General Order 1.3 The Use of Force.

General Order 1.8.3 Biased Based Policing

General Order 2.4.2 Audio/Video Recordings including dash cams and body worn cameras.

I would like to take advantage of this opportunity to bring our police department and our community together, as there is nothing more important than trust, mutual respect, and understanding. I do not believe that publishing our policies can singularly accomplish this goal, however transparency and maintaining communication with those that we serve is a good place to start.   I look forward to your feedback and as always, working together to make meaningful changes where change is needed.

 

Sincerely,

Chief Paul Kenny

 

 

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Spring House, PA 19477

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